Regina, SK – For over 20 years, Access7 was the name for Access Communications’s community channels. Today, the Co-operative unveiled the new name and look for the platform: AccessNow TV.
“One of the pillars of our Co-operative’s mission is to tell the stories of Saskatchewan through community programming,” said Jim Deane, CEO at Access Communications. “Thanks to our incredible community producers, staff and volunteers, our community channels have brought these unique stories to life for over 40 years. We showcase our province with a variety of lifestyle, culture, entertainment, and sports programming, including live, on-location events. AccessNow TV’s new modern look is an opportunity for those stories to reach new generation of creators and viewers alike.”
As a not-for-profit, community-owned co-operative, Access Communications reinvests over $2.5 million per year into community programming. Its original community channel, Cable Regina Channel 3, launched in 1978. Forty-two years later, AccessNow TV is in nearly 100 communities across the province – each with its own community channel and local shows. AccessNow TV airs over 2,800 hours of first-run local programs.
“AccessNow TV speaks to what is happening right now in the communities we serve,” said Tracey Mucha, Community Programming Manager at Access Communications. “When Access7 launched, all its programming aired on the linear TV channel 7. But we no longer deliver content in a linear world. Our community programming is available in High Definition, Video on Demand, and YouTube. We wanted our name to reflect the innovation and growth of not only our platform, but our province. AccessNow TV is YOUR channel, Saskatchewan!”
AccessNow TV launches September 1st, 2020 in nearly 100 communities across the province. For more information, visit myaccess.ca.
About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies, but we do so much more than provide reliable, affordable internet, television, telephone, and security services. What makes Access unique is our involvement in the communities we serve, especially through our AccessNow TV community channels.
Access Communications began serving customers in 1978. Since then, we have grown into a province-wide co-operative serving over 235 communities and 160,000 sq. km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. As a not-for-profit co-operative, we invest 100% of our earnings right back into the communities and rural areas where we live and do business. To learn more about our Co-operative, visit myaccess.ca.